R.A. Dickey Beats Marlins, Ends Mets Home Losing Streak

R.A. Dickey has stopped the Mets home losing streak at nine, going the distance Thursday afternoon to notch his league-leading 15th win on the season.

R.A. Dickey pitches complete game for 15th win
R.A. Dickey pitches complete game for 15th win

The Mets jumped out to an early lead in the second — Ike Davis singled, moved to second on a ground out and scored on a Josh Thole hit.

The Marlins tied the score in the fourth on a Justin Ruggiano home run.

The Mets got the run back in the bottom of the inning. David Wright led off with a pop fly that Jose Reyes — whose hitting streak was stopped at 26 games — lost in the sun at the last second, the ball hitting him on the side. Wright was credited with a double. With two outs Andres Torres hit a real double to right to score Wright and make it a 2-1 game.

Torres made it 3-1 in the sixth with a solo home run down the line in right. It was just Torres’s second homer on the year.

The Mets staged a two-out rally in the seventh against Heath Bell. Mike Baxter and Daniel Murphy singled, and Wright followed with his own single to score Baxter to make it 4-1.

Torres added to his best day as a Met in the eighth — he tripled in Jordany Valdespin, who had reached on an error, to make it 5-1. Torres was three-for-three with a walk with three RBIs, missing the cycle by just a single. Torres scored on a Thole single to make it 6-1.

So Dickey is now 15-3 with a 2.72 ERA. He had 10 strikeouts, giving him 166 on the season to lead the National League. His fourth complete game also leads the league.

Mets win 6-1.


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